Pundit on new alliance in EP: Babiš is no longer pretending to be liberal

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Andrej Babiš’ ANO party, Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party and Austria’s FPÖ have announced the formation of a joint alliance in the European Parliament called “Patriots of Europe”. How much do they have in common and how much influence can they hope to wield? Those are some of the questions I put to political analyst Jiří Pehe.

“I think that they may get enough other supporters to be able to form a faction in the European Parliament, because what they need is deputies from seven countries and a minimum of 25 MEPs of which they already have 23.

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Author: Daniela Lazarová